Meaning of “self-importance” in the English Dictionary

"self-importance" in British English

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self-importancenoun [ U ]

uk /ˌself.ɪmˈpɔː.təns/ us /ˌself.ɪmˈpɔːr.təns/ disapproving
self-important
adjective uk /ˌself.ɪmˈpɔː.tənt/ us /ˌself.ɪmˈpɔːr.tənt/
self-importantly
adverb uk /ˌself.ɪmˈpɔː.tənt.li/ us /ˌself.ɪmˈpɔːr.tənt.li/

(Definition of “self-importance” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"self-importance" in American English

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self-importancenoun [ U ]

us /ˌself·ɪmˈpɔrt·əns/

the belief that you are more important or valuable than other people:

He strutted into the room, self-importance written all over his face.
self-important
adjective us /ˌself·ɪmˈpɔrt·ənt/

You are a self-important little twerp.

(Definition of “self-importance” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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